Interesting thought

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Posted by Rick ( on 16:33:12 07/20/14

In Reply to: Chameleon features posted by Ballpark Frank

Hadn't thought of the idea of "lateral spreading" versus more vertical runoff. For the activity on the north side (where all of my shots in this thread were taken, I think) that makes sense--I know that each place the runoff is coming out, it seemed to be cascading down fairly steeply. I guess it then ends up where, that stream just beyond Liberty Cap (near the start of the Beaver Ponds trail)?

Whether that was as much the case for the active area at the south end I can't really say--by the time we got there I was mostly just concentrating on not shaking myself apart. Not my best evening of the trip, ha.

I'm sort of like Hoot mentioned he was elsewhere in the thread--Mammoth isn't a spot I've ever paid all that much attention to in relation to other locations in the park, but the overall extent of the activity just seemed much diminished to me on this trip, even compared to our last visit three years ago (when there was much more color and activity "on top" of what I guess is the Canary Spring area). Despite all of that, though, I did note that there certainly didn't seem to be any lessening of interest in the place, as there were just as many people climbing up and around those boardwalks as ever. It definitely is a unique feature, can't deny that.

Thanks--I'm *hoping* to get this wrapped up in the next three weeks, because once school starts it will come to an absolute grinding halt!

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